Monday, November 2, 2009

The Blue Bow-tie








THE BLUE BOW-TIE


The First Tuesday in November? Does that ring a bell?
If you are an Australian you'll know it very well.
It's the day the Melbourne Cup is run, the day the country pauses,
Forgetting Wars and Climate Change and other important causes.
At three o'clock in the afternoon the country hesitates,
Glues itself to the 'telly', draws in a breath and waits.
And then 'They're off!' is shouted and the horses start the race,
Pounding down the track they go at a quite enormous pace.
It's over in a moment. has your horse been a winner?
(Yes everybody's wallet's bound to be a trifle thinner.)
For every punter 'has' a horse. I choose mine by the name;
I haven't a clue about the 'form'; to me they're all the same!
So I may have lost a dollar, or I may have gained a bit,
But usually it's the bookies with the greatest benefit.
So this year as usual there's the annual get-together;
Where we all dress up in silly hats and brave all sorts of weather.
The gentlemen wear bow-ties, or even smart cravats
And some brave souls have even dared to turn up in their spats!
Here is my friend, Noel, as he was  at the 'do' last year;
He must have won some money! He's grinning from ear to ear!
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10 comments:

Cindy said...

Sounds fun! Nice tie.
cindy

chubskulit said...

He looks good with that blue bow tie!

To start the week, I am sharing our walk in the park last weekend.

LV said...

Thanks for sharing some the activities in you beautiful part of the world. You friends blue bow tie is perfect for today's blue showing.

Shy said...

What a cute bow tie!

Yira said...

Great bow tie and nice, rhythmic way to present such a special occasion. BTW - I love your profile - you are one amazing lady with such great adventures.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun post! Love your poem, and I love Noel's blue bow tie. I wonder how much he did win... he's grinning like a Cheshire Cat. BUT could he be grinning because it's you who are taking the pic???

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

What fun this day must be for all of you. We have similar shenanigans on Kentucky Derby Day. I hope you are having a great Blue Monday.

Marice said...

love the color of his tie! so lively blue :)

u may view mine if u have time

SmilingSally said...

Noel looks like a happy guy. Happy Blue Monday to you!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Sounds like a good excuse to get all dressed up! Have fun, happy Blue Monday and have a great week : ) Sherri